Remember those kids who wanted to study only what was on the test? They may have cheated themselves. When it comes to schools, there is a lot of controversy about homework and testing. Homework is popular with parents, but many teachers think that it is unnecessary “busy work” that keep kids from enjoying their free time. But researchers now think there is real value in taking tests.
New research reveals that the simple act of taking a test helps you remember everything you learned, even if it isn’t tested. Tests are more than efficient scoring tools, they are a powerful memory enhancer.